2011-12 CATALOG

Kyle R. Carter

Welcome from the Chancellor

This University was founded in 1887 as the first state-supported college for American Indians in the nation. It is a remarkable story of a people’s passion for education and their belief that education is the foundation for a better life. From the beginning, the University’s story is one of building opportunities and transforming lives and communities.

Today, UNCP has grown into a comprehensive regional university that is part of the 17-member University of North Carolina system. Its mission has expanded over the years to serve all North Carolinians regardless of race, but its core purpose remains the same: to transform lives through education. 

As you review our academic catalog, you will find 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate degree programs designed to provide students a high quality education at a very affordable price.  UNCP offers an intimate teaching and learning environment that features small classes and outstanding faculty. Opportunities abound to engage in research, leadership, community service, the arts, organizations, athletics, and much more.

I invite you to review the catalog and our Web site (www.uncp.edu) to get to know us better. However, the best way to appreciate UNCP is to visit our beautiful campus and meet some of the great people here. When you do, you will discover that we are proud of our past, excited about the future, and fully embrace our role in providing educational opportunities to students who wish to find their place in the world. Come experience UNCP’s pride and dedication to your success.  We welcome you to join us. 


Kyle R. Carter